The Store Next Door (Poem)This is a poem I wrote that I hope all will keep in mind this holiday season and every day of the year.
Shopping for Ceramic Christmas Tree Bulbs...This page is about shopping for ceramic Christmas tree bulbs and decorations. Finding the right size bulbs and ornaments for a tabletop ceramic tree can be a challenge.
Christmas Shopping AdviceThis page contains Christmas shopping advice. Planning ahead for Christmas needs can save you time and money.
Shopping After Christmas SalesThis is a page about shopping after-Christmas sales. Shopping after Christmas is incredibly chaotic but it can be worth the savings. You can find great deals on Christmas items as well as items you can use for future gifts.
Saving Money on Christmas PresentsThis is a page about saving money on Christmas presents. Buying Christmas presents for everyone can get quite expensive. There are a lot of ways to save money when shopping for everyone.
Check Return Policies If Shopping For Christmas EarlyThis tip is regarding returns to stores. If you are like me you like to shop early for Christmas. I went into a shop at the end of October to purchase a gift for my sister-in-law.
To Ship or to Shop?I encountered a first today. While ordering gifts on-line I was a surprise during checkout. Here I was prompted with a notification that on top of my shipping charge I would be asked to pay a fuel surcharge. For a moment this perpetual on-line shopper wondered, "Is the shipping worth it?"
Not Going Into Debt for a Nice ChristmasWe have never made much money, so when shopping for the holidays, I check out thrift stores! I used to think that was a terrible thing to do, but you can find so many brand new things with the tags still on them...
After Christmas ReturnsWait a week or so before making after-Christmas returns. Lines will be shorter, stores will be more re-stocked, and you will have had a chance to get an idea what you want to buy with the cash or gift-card you will get.
Extending Your DollarsTo extend your dollars over the holidays remember the Dollar Stores. I frequent 3-4 stores every few weeks. I have found scrapbooking supplies, color books with the latest super hero in them, candles, bath supplies, baby shampoo...